This Ford 1927 Roadster is a very cool kind of custom machine if
you love powerful distinction. Big block muscle, Poweglide ease, a
classic racing-style interior, and a strong frame/suspension
package make for a distinct blacktop machine.
There's an honesty and uniqueness to this build that seems to put
function first. There are sleeker T-buckets and Model A roadsters
out there with candy paint and multi-tone flames (and you can do
that here, too,) but the real appeal is the driver's kind of
package. The custom frame lets this sit low while still giving you
the big rear tire package. This is a roadster, but the removable
color-matched hardtop gives it a better aerodynamic profile. Modern
tires, a modern suspension, and modern headlights improve the
function without taking away from the classic feeling. It makes for
a vintage-style street machine that feels more confident when it's
out on the streets.
The interior is all about getting the racing style right. You have
a roll bar for added strength, and underneath that, you have proper
racing seats. Simpson harnesses, a quick disconnect steering wheel,
and a TCI shifter gives this the feeling of a quarter-mile king.
And the dash is pure race cool with a set of readouts more
concerned about giving you info than matching.
The open engine bay puts the big block on full display. This 454
cubic-inch V8 is built right with a Holley 750cfm four-barrel
carburetor, GM Performance Products heads, a Weiand intake, and
Sanderson headers that give a thunderous sound out of each side.
This mean motor also has nice supporting components like an
aluminum radiator with electric fan and a fuel tank ahead of the
rear axle for good weight distribution. The Powerglide automatic
transmission is a racer's favorite and it feeds into a Ford
limited-slip 3.88 rear end. As you look underneath, you spot the
strength of the custom box steel frame, a tubular A-arm front
suspension, strong trailing arm rear, front disc brakes, and
adjustable coilovers all-around.
This is a true driver's roadster. So if you like something meaner
and focused on the streets, you know you love this red devil. Call
1927 Ford Roadster
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